Looks Like Autumn

The leaves have been changing all around… at least those that do change colour and fall off.  So it seemed like the perfect time to buy a new lens (okay, any excuse will do for that) and try it out.  While the middle of a forest is not necessarily the best place to try out a wide angle lens, it didn’t stop me from trying.  I hadn’t even made it home from the camera store with the lens, when I stopped for a few quick snap shots and managed to check out a new location (to me) where I know I will be returning to when I have more time.

TreesThe bright colours of the autumn leaves contrast with the reddish brown of the forest floor and the greens of the moss covered evergreens.  A walk through Goldstream Provincial Park is a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience.  The sounds of the river flowing in the distance helps add to the peacefulness.

Converging-Trees

Looking up the trees look like they are competing to reach for the sky and you get the feeling of being just a small part of the world around you.

Tracks-and-Trees

A few kilometres away Goldstream Provincial Park lies an old railway track.  Covered in grass it is still a lush green, between the rails and wood.  Follow them a little ways and you will be surrounded by colourful trees and leaves blowing in the wind.  It sure would be a great experience to take a slow, scenic ride along the rails in an old steam train… But that’s from a time past.  It’s been a long time since any train has run along this route.  For the first few shots with a great new lens, things turned out quite well.  I’m looking forward to seeing the full potential of the latest addition to my photo bag.

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